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South Washington County Schools welcomes record number of students for 2018-19 school year

South Washington County Schools welcomes record number of students for 2018-19 school year
Posted on 09/14/2018

South Washington County Schools welcomed a record number of students for the 2018-19 school year. A total of 18,673 students were enrolled in classes on Tuesday, September 4, which is an increase of about five percent from five years ago and about twelve percent from 10 years ago.

“We have seen steady growth in our school district over the past several years and we expect the growth to continue,” said Superintendent Keith Jacobus. “We know our parents have many options available to them and we are proud of the fact that many of the people who live in our District are choosing to attend our schools.”

Thanks to the community support, District 833 has been able to keep up with the demand for more space at the elementary and middle school level with renovations and new construction.

In the fall of 2018, Woodbury Middle School opened its 12-classroom expansion, which increased its capacity to serve as many as 1,300 students. In addition, Oltman Middle School opened a new building which serves more than 900 students, with room to serve as many as 1,100.

Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School is now using the old Oltman Middle School building in St. Paul Park. The building underwent the first phase of renovations in the summer of 2018 and will be fully renovated by the start of the 2019-20 school year. The school previously shared a building with Crestview Elementary School.